International Entrepreneurship

If you are interested in finding out if you are a young entrepreneur, you are invited to come and start your business as part of the International Entrepreneurship exchange programme.

You will set up, run and manage a start-up in an international setting. You are expected to show a high level of proactivity and independence in this programme, as these are essential entrepreneurial behaviour characteristics. At the end of this 20-week programme, you will know if you have created a sustainable business.

Start your student company

You will develop a business concept and actually execute it in a team of 5 to 6 students: your Student Company. Together, you look for opportunities in the market, think of a solution and find a service or product that matches the needs of your target audience. Your team will pitch an idea in front of a panel, write a business plan and provide a financial overview.

Putting knowledge into practice

To run your Student Company you need knowledge that you can put into practice. For this reason, you will learn about Law, Finance, Sustainability and Ethics. As a business owner, you will need to explain, convey, convince and persuade – both verbally and in writing. This means communication and sales skills are essential to acquire. As today's companies all have an online identity, social media and online marketing will be addressed as well. While working on your company, you will discover your entrepreneurial talents in an intercultural setting and find out which role suits you best.

You

This programme is suitable for you if you want to learn how to start and run a company, improve your understanding of various aspects of running an international business, develop an entrepreneurial mindset and work in a multicultural team.

Learning objectives

The learning goals of this programme are based on the Entrepreneurship Competence Framework, designed by Entrecomp for the European Union in 2016.

The semester lasts for 20 weeks and is divided into 2 blocks.

Throughout the semester you will work on:

  • The Student Company addressing Lean Start-up theories, including Creativity, Marketing and Business Planning
  • English Skills for Entrepreneurs
  • Leadership
  • Intercultural Entrepreneurship
  • Online marketing

During the first block you will also work on:

  • Law for Start-ups
  • Entrepreneurial Ethics and Sustainability
  • Sales Skills for Entrepreneurs

During the second block you will also work on:

  • Finance for International Start-ups

Offered in Breda and Den Bosch

This programme is a partnership between the Avans School of International Studies, the School of Marketing and International Business and the School of Marketing and Business Management. You can take this programme either in Breda or Den Bosch.